Wednesday, March 25, 2009

fairy meadows

Fairy Meadow is a meadow on the north side of Nanga Parbat( elevation 8,126 metres (26,660 ft) 9th highest in the World and 2nd highest in Pakistan), a few kilometers south of the Karakoram Highway and the Indus River in the Diamer district of Northern Areas, Pakistan. This legendry name Fairy Meadows is everlasting gift of a german tourist Willy Merkl to the local people, local name of Fairy Meadows is Fantori.

Nanga Parbat is a Persian word, which means �Naked Mountain�, Nanga Parbat is also called the Killer Mountain as more then 40 climbers have lost their lives trying to conquer it during expeditions and locals call it Daimoryi, which is the end of Himalaya. Most tourists who come to see Nanga Parbat stay at Fairy Meadows, which is at an elevation of 3,300 m (10,827 ft). On the route to the meadow lie two small villages, Tatu and Fanturi.

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